National Intelligence Director Apologizes for Lying to Congress

The director of National Intelligence apologized in June to the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee for lying during a hearing, according to a letter published on the DNI website on Tuesday.

Director James Clapper appeared before the committee in March, where Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., asked him specifically if NSA spies on millions of Americans. Clapper answered, "No."

Since then, Edward Snowden reportedly leaked government documents that unveiled a secretive government program that did precisely what Wyden suggested in collecting meta data for cell phone and internet records of hundreds of millions of Americans.

Clapper says the intricacy of Wyden's question – asking for a clarification of "hundreds of millions of dossiers on people" – combined with a need to preserve classified information prompted him to give the wrong answer.

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What is the penalty for lying to the Congress of the US?

TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 47 > § 1001 § 1001. Statements or entries generally (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully- (1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact; (2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or (3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry; shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism (as defined in section 2331), imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both. -snip- (c) With respect to any matter within the jurisdiction of the legislative branch, subsection (a) shall apply only to- (1) administrative matters, including a claim for payment, a matter related to the procurement of property or services, personnel or employment practices, or support services, or a document required by law, rule, or regulation to be submitted to the Congress or any office or officer within the legislative branch; or (2) any investigation or review, conducted pursuant to the authority of any committee, subcommittee, commission or office of the Congress, consistent with applicable rules of the House or Senate.

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Clapper and all those, including Obama, that lie under oath are to be convicted of perjury and be put in jail until they die there in solitary.  God bless America.

Ditto! Thank you!

Clapper should pay the penalty.

As it is now, whistle blowers are subject to severe punishment.

Sorry, Clapper, apologies not accepted.  You should have had the common sense, considering your position, to tell the simple truth.  You would require it of your employees, if answering a question from a government agency, or do you believe that truth has no purpose in your business?  If you do the crime, you should do the time... PERIOD!

I apologize to all agencies, now I am in the clear.

Obama has everyone investigating himself or herself.  Too bad Congress can't stand up for themselves and put these reprobates in jail.  They seem to think that they CAN'T act or it would shed a bad light on them personally.  The laws are there.  Enforce them.  Please try for a little credibility.

These people should know that when they raise their hand an swear they are putting their livelihood, reputation, and HONOR on the line and Not just mouthing rhetoric for the benefit of a corrupt administration.  I refuse to refer to these people as The Honorable...

 

Of course, he should be charged. Sadly, most of our Senator's and Congressman care more about their positions than actually serving America and protecting our interest. Otherwise, there would have been several indictments and impeachment proceedings by now. Can you imagine, if the 386 investigations that he democrats did during Bush's administration had turned up Obama's many issues?

Put all those lying S.O.B.s in jail! 

I don't want an apology, I want him arrested.  He lied under oath and that is a felony.  Until these liars are held accountable under the full extent of the law, they will continue to do as they please, knowing nothing will be done.

If a Tea Party member lied under oath to a Congressional panel or hearing  --he would be in a filthy jail  faster than lightning !!  How long will godly men and women stand for all this constant lying of Gov't figures to We the People ??

     BTW,  how will America contend with Obama's newest BS of asking Russian and Chinese troops into the USA to help put down any 'unrest or riots' because of Obama's gross mismanagement and graph/ corruption ? ?   I say:  'Prep' well, my friends, and stay alert.  The US wheat harvest is very small this year too... and the honey bees are 'disappearing/ dying.'

Send his a-- to prison

INSTEAD OF SPOUTING OFF HERE WHY DON'T YOU CALL CONGRESS AND TELL THEM! TELL THE COMMIE DEMS WE KNOW THEIR PLAN AND THEY ARE THROUGH

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Pelosi Disaster!  95% Of Americans Tuned Out Impeachment Show Trials On Friday — Only The Second Day Of Testimony

Despite the constant hype Americans are already tuning out the sham impeachment trials.

On the second day of the public show trials 95% of Americans turned off the nonsense.

Americans are worn out by all of the fake news and hysteria.

Devastating.

Dan Gainor   @dangainor
 

Yawn: 95% of U.S. Adults Skipped Day 2 of Democrats' Impeachment Hearings 

Yawn: 95% of U.S. Adults Skipped Friday’s Impeachment Hearings

Americans aren’t exactly obsessed with the Democrats’ impeachment hearings, it seems. Friday’s second day of live, wall-to-wall coverage drew an average of 12.7 million viewers on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN,

Flashback: Horrible News For Shifty Schiff – Majority Of Americans Don’t Want Impeachment, 76% Don’t Trust Dems And Believe Media Is Pushing The Sham

No One in American Wants Impeachment except the Far-left Socialist Democrats and their Corrupt Media. They hate President Trump because he is a winner. He beat them and he’s making America great again as he said he would.

The Democrats and their corrupt media are totally blinded by their rage and they don’t realize that no one is in favor of impeachment.

We reported a week ago that FOX News released a poll where they stated that 49% of Americans were for Trump Impeachment. But their polling was flawed. The real extrapolated results of the poll using an accurate proportion of Republicans, Democrats and Independents showed that only 30% of Americans are in favor of Trump’s Impeachment and they’re all Democrats.

Next, a few days ago we reported on another poll that was consistent with the results of our extrapolated FOX News poll.

Nearly three quarters of all Americans have little or no trust in the way that Schifty Schiff is running the impeachment process –

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You won’t hear this in the mainstream media: Nearly three fourths of Americans have little to no trust in the House Democrats’ handling of their impeachment process. 🤔

Today another poll was released with similar results.

Most Americans believe that the corrupt media is trying to help get President Trump impeached. Three-quarter of Republicans, half of independents and even a third of Democrats believe this to be the case. No one trusts Schifty Shiff or the corrupt media pushing his impeachment sham.

IT Guy@ITGuy1959
 

1- "Seventy-six percent (76%) of Republicans and a plurality (48%) of voters not affiliated with either major political party say most reporters are trying to help impeach Trump, a view shared by only 36% of Democrats."

Let's recast that last phrase 

Rasmussen Reports @Rasmussen_Poll
 

Most Say Media Working With Democrats to Impeach Trump... 

This is perhaps the worst gaffe in modern political history.

This Schiff Show does not have a happy ending for the Democrats. Even with the support of the entire corrupt fake news media, it’s a total sham and everyone knows it!

Ranking Member Nunes breaks down House Democrats' fake impeachment inquiry

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